Hickman went on to become a sportscaster with CNN for a number of years.Pictured is the weekend sportscaster Dave Miller with weekend news anchor Bob Sullinger.
It was sponsored by Railsplitters Lincoln-Mercury which would either do live or recorded commercials in studio with featured vehicles both new and used.
By the late 1970's most of the films were from a less than classic package of films.
The Saturday morning sign-on was at am as well with the syndicated “U. Farm Report.” The rest of the morning consisted of typical children's programming from NBC including more modern versions of classic fare like “Fred and Barney Meet the Schmoo” and the re-worked Warner Brothers cartoons with “Daffy Duck” and a modern rework of “Casper.” On Saturday afternoon NBC would broadcast baseball during the major league season, while empty time slots were often filled with other off network series reruns like “The Odd Couple.” The mid day on Saturdays also included various locally produced and syndicated public affairs programs.
The titles included “City Life,” “Advance Notice” and “Saturday Report.” All three of which were simulcast on sister station WICD in Champaign.
The syndicated block was followed by a “flip flop” of local news and network news on WICS and sister station WICD.